Cardiff and Vale College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)


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Course summary

The Foundation Degree in Film is an exciting course with a broad vocational base, designed to meet the fast-paced requirements of a creative workplace, particularly in the areas of Film and Television. The course teaches an equal balance of Drama and Documentary production. This enables the learner to have a choice whether they specialize in documentary production or drama production should they want to progress onto the third year at the University of South Wales, and top up their qualification to a full BA(Hons) degree. In the first year you will study six modules: Study Skills, Film Theory and Analysis - this is designed to engage you in critical thinking about films, and prepare you for written assignments. Craft Skills - teaches the basics of the craft of film making from cinematography to sound, to editing and script writing. Writing for Fiction and Documentary - this further develops your skills in writing for the screen. Telling Stories and Dissecting Stories - these are practical modules where you make fiction and documentary films. In the second year you complete another six modules designed to further enhance the skills developed in the first year including: Advanced Craft Skills 1 & 2, Film Analysis 2, Character and Narrative and Truth and Telling. The course is delivered across two sites, City Centre Campus and Cardiff Arts Academy.

Course details

Assessment method

A mix of portfolios, practical assessments, presentations and written assessments

How to apply

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City Centre Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A successful interview may also be a requirement for entry onto the course.

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7500* Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500* Year 1
Scotland £7500* Year 1
Wales £7500* Year 1
Channel Islands £7500* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the College library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed on the College website (on individual course pages). Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense. EU students who have settled or pre-settled status in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme, may be eligible for student finance and be designated as a home student for fees purposes. Irish nationals are eligible for support under the Common Travel Area arrangement.

Sponsorship information

CAVC has a range of bursaries and scholarships that students on undergraduate, higher education programmes can apply for to support their studies. Applicants can find more information by visiting the college website

Film at Cardiff and Vale College - UCAS